I’ll be jumping in Lake Tahoe on March 6 for Special Olympics – Support the Cause
In support of Special Olympics I’m going to jump in Lake Tahoe on March 6. Crazy? Yes!
1. The Cause – Special Olympics. Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
2. Special Olympics history – The concept for Special Olympics was born in the early 1960s when Eunice Kennedy Shriver started a day camp for people with developmental disabilities at her home in Rockville, Maryland. The first International Special Olympics Games were held in 1968 at Soldier Field, Chicago with 1,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities from 26 states and Canada.
Mrs. Shriver’s vision has grown into one of the largest and most successful sports and volunteer organizations in the world. There are Chapters in every state of America and in more than 140 countries worldwide serving more than one-million Special Olympics athletes.
3. Special Olympics Northern California is proud to serve more than 13,000 individuals with intellectual disabilities.
5. My pledge – My goal is to raise at least $5,500 for this organization and I’m counting on your support.
6. It’s a party! – On March 6th, come to the Hyatt pier and watch me jump in the freezing waters of Lake Tahoe. Temperature is around 40F (4C). Brrrrrrrr!!!!!! Bring your cameras! I will need your support.Even better, sign up to jump in with me.
7. Please, donate. Every little bit will help me reach my goal. You can donate online here.
8. Spread the word. We can do it together. Let’s use social media, online and personal networks and let’s raise some money. These kids need it. We can all help.
Are you in?